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. >> 105 in phoenix. 90 in albuquerque. mostly 80s fargo to detroit. 94 in atlanta. 85 here in the big apple. >>> well, here's a story that we usually don't hear from the middle east. a world record, in fact. >> pretty cool story. some 13,000 children steered clear of trouble in gaza to fly their kites at the same time. it all made for a pretty colorful show in the skies. >> the previous record of more than 10,000 flying kites at once was set earlier this year in china. so good for those kids. and congratulations. >> that is a cool scene out there. a little peace and a nice little event t d aorld record. >> and a world record to go with it. >> not bad. more "world news now" coming up after the break. you go next if you had a here would hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair
about an hour. crews spent sunday getting everything ready for the big show. >>> and the ohs and awes were in atlanta. the skies lit for 15 minutes in more than 4,000 fireworks shells in all nearly 500,000 people attended the fun filled event featuring a fantastic light show core gaffed as always -- choreographed as always to great music. >>> the independence day celebrations in d.c. wouldn't be complete without annual concert a dress rehearsal for pbs's 2011 capital force concert was held yesterday. this year's performance jordin sparks kelo "herrara and broadway cast of million dollar quartet and national symphony orchestra. >> and in philidelphia, people took time out before the activities to visit the place where the declaration of independence was signed. now this brought the family and friends out to the independence mall and the people who came out say that the cookouts and fireworks are fun, but it's nice to take a moment to see what the 4th of july is really about to this great country. >>> new york city right now, the skies erupted filled with brilliant streaks of red, white
that the pain they saw was reel. >> it was like a big red spot, almost like a sun burn with little welts starting to come out. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll explain why hundreds of pages of file were held back. we'll tell you why what's in the pages could be crucial. in the meantime, go to the website at abc2news.com. we'll talk about what wasn't in the file. we'll put a sneak peek of what was on the page. if you click on the page, the story itself pops up. we put ten pages online and you can click through with a sneak peek yourself. go to abc2news.com. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> now, the latest on the death of the construction worker in anne arundel county. he was killed and another was seriously hurt when a wall collapsed at the site of the slots casino. the worker of hanover was on a lift when the wall collapsed and he died at the scene. a second worker was taken to shock trauma with life threatening injuries. >>> yeah, there are significant challenges to rescuers like this. we're talking about heavy equipment and unstable ground services and unstable pieces of buildings. >> this is th
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
, if you were to just pull up if it comes up around their ears, it's too big and find a different size for your child. >> reporter: another good tip, let them pick it out. >> fun styles and colorful with their favorite cartoon characters. >> reporter: they discuss the reality about the her 4-year-old daughter anna. >> i guess right, even if they can swim, she can keep herself above but that's about -- it's just for a little bit and it would be pretty hard to -- there would be a good chance we wouldn't make it very long. >> reporter: wearing a life jacket could be the difference between a good day on the water and a disastrous one. >> you know you never get another chance. >> in baltimore, eric nielsen, abc 2 news. >>> and also putting on a life jacket make sure it's u.s. coast guard approved. . >>> . >>> take a look outside right now, you can see the skies looking just a little bit ominous. no question about that. and there is a reason for that. we're going to talk about that in just a second. 77 right now. and 69% humidity. you can see the clouds towards the area and there's a storm g
injured. >>> another day of blazing heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
this story, make his phone calls through the night. thank you, pierre thomas. >>> and, we turn now to the big crisis for america's economy, the debt debt line, just days away. we have been tracking the developments hour by hour and tonight, at last, some news on one of the plans. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill with that. jon? >> reporter: diane, there is some real drama going on right now here in the house. they were supposed to be voting on john boehner's deabt ceiling bill. that is delayed. john boehner's office is right down there, and he is down there trying to get the votes he needs to pasasthis bill. he's not there yet. this is the bill that could increase the debt ceiling by about $900 billion, only about six months worth. democrats don't like that, because it would force the president to come back and go through this all over again. but what boehner is finding is that a lot of those tea party republicans don't want to vote for this. he has put his speakership on the line, saying that he cannot lead if they don't support him. so, the question now is, diane, will he get the votes to
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing crying and trying to jump on the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:30 last night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the 767 was traveling on. the delta 767
probing with the white house the possibility of a big deal that would be nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction and include $800 billion in added tax revenues over the next ten years. if he goes this route, i am told he will face a revolt from his republicans on the house including his fellow leaders including kevin mccarthy, i'm told he is still considering it even though it's risky. >> treasury secretary tim geithner joins me now. he would have to manage the chaos if the united states defaults for the first time in history. secretary geithner, thank you for being here. well, you just heard what jonathan said about what'ss on the table. is it possible that there will be a framework deal in place by 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> i hope so. again, both leaders recognize they're running out of time. they need to get this process moving in the house by monday night to achieve that deadline. they need to have a framework that they know with complete confidence will pass both houses of congress and is acceptable to the president and that should happen today. >> you think it can happen befor
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem, when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum, but when it becomes about the crime itself, it's a problem, but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a p
a big picture, i'm not ready to vote for this. let me tell you why -- excuse me, george, the bottom line here is, the people who got elected are not excited about being republicans or democrats, they are excited about results. and it is fair to say, we've achieved significant change in the way washington works by paying for the debt ceiling increase and not passing it on to the credit card. we've not achieved entitlement change, we've not reduced the size and scope of government. we're going in the wrong direction at a slower pace and for a lot of people that is not winning. >> you're an internationalist. we talked about all sorts of things like afghanistan. u saw the soldiers yesterday and i asked david plouffe, desperately asking their commander, admiral mullin, whether they will get paid. and he said i can't tell you. >> i can. i can tell them. here's what i would have said, not only are you going to get paid. admiral mullin said the number one national security issue facing this country is debt. and i wish we would have followed on with what we said. if you believe we're so far in de
worked together and the findings will help them learn more. >>> a big step towards renewable energy in our state. 250 acres of state prison land in western maryland will be used with the state's biggest solar energy farm. the 20 mega watt solar farm will be used to create 125 jobs and double the amount of solar energy in the state of maryland. >>> news time 5:46. ready for football? hopefully our baltimore ravens are. training camp starts this afternoon at one. now if you want to check out the team, you have to get your chance next month. you can do it at m and t bank stadium on saturday august #th. ravens will let -- 6th. the the ravens will let you get a close look in practice. gates open at 9 a.m. with practice starting around 10. now the best part is it's free. this year's training camp in westminster was canceled due to the lockout. practices are held in owings mills and those are closed to the public. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherra -- by weatherate. >> not record territory yet. on this 28th of july, typicall
about last week and that was a big surprise for a lot of people because they couldn't get the liquor licenses renewed. >>> stay with us. battling post-traumatic stress disorder. >> that's what veterans face when returning home from the wars. >> stay with us this morning. >> every day is a challenge and every day i strive to find ways to better myself. >> there's an app helping veterans cope. >>> the international custody battle, how jurisdictions is making the difference in the case. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. [ cherie ] i always had a job, ever since i was fourteen. i could not make working and going to school work. it was not until the university of phoenix that i was able to work full-time, be a mom, and go to school. the opportunities that i had at the university of phoenix, dealing with professionals teaching things that they were doing every day, got me to where i am today. i'm mayor cherie wood, i'm responsible for the largest urban renewal project in utah, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] find your program at phoenix.
a big red spot like a sun burn. >> new information in a works for you information. what we found and what was missing when we started asking questions. the news at 11 starts right now. >> two separate stabbings at a bar in baltimore county in less than a week. that bar is in danger of being shut down. police say they may need to step into prevent something even worse from happening. >> reporter: boomers bar is in the middle rivers area. tonight a manager said they do all they can to keep customers safe, police say it's not been enough. the bar is on earl's road not far from eastern. last night thursday, was lady's night and as it turned out two women got into a fight on the dance floor. one of them stabbed the other. >> the mischief is very -- police chief is very concerned about this establishment. >> reporter: the victim is 22, police say her injuries are serious but not life threatening. several were taken into custody but no charges have been filed early friday of last week police say a 23-year-old stabbed another man in the parking lot outside of boomers. he faces a charge
strength. wanting to say thank you for big time support. below, the children waited anxiously not knowing what to expect. then, she appeared to cheer and aerossed an applause. the show of love overwhelmed her. i want to thank everyone for all of the prayers. all of the prayers really helped. i'm really thankful. >> then, came lots of hugs! >> we saw the mighty hand of god and we're praising god, truly god is an awesome god. >> reporter: her journey to recovery will be a long one, today, she saw she won't make the journey alone. abc2 news. >>> what a great story! she's one tough cookie. >>> three children are touching the lives of several children berry family was vacationing in colorado and another driver crashed into the car and killed the parents and paralyzed two of the sons. justin bieber is helping. he's helping people find a way to donate to the family. >>> this is the 24th annual farm day in bel air. it was a hot day outside. we're still dealing with the hot temperatures. 101 is the humidity. the winds out of the west at 12 miles per hour. we have a slight breeze out there. the bar
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
committee to look at deeper cuts by the end of the year. the big question is whether or not the president has to come back and get another debt ceiling increase. you can imagine common ground and there's some other trigger to force those spending cuts next year. >> jon, you've covered capitol hill for quite a while now. i want to ask you to lay odds. what are the odds that we'll see some sort of compromise before the debt clock runs out? >> reporter: all right. speaker boehner stuck his neck out, i will do it, as well. i would say 70% chance that we get a deal by the august 2nd deadline right up against the wire, and i would say nearly 100% that we get a deal by the end of next week. we may miss that august 2nd deadline but not by much. >> jon, thanks for sticking your neck out. thank you for laying odds that seem reamably optimistic. we appreciate both of those things and your reporting this morning. bianna, over to you. >>> all right, dan, thank you. well, we want to now take a look at what happens if this clock hits zero and there's still no deal. will the doomsday scenario everyone fe
from washington, on this very big morning. >>> crash landing, a flight from new york crashes into the south american country of guyana and breaks in two. miraculousus, evererne survived. we have the harrowing tales of those who escaped the wreckage. >>> the other royal wedding. over in england, the queen's oldest granddaughter, marries her rugby-playing groom in an elegant, low-key ceremony. we've got all of the royal fashion, including what princess beatrice, she of the famous hat, wore this time. >>> and drama dog, she's the playful pup who takes playing dead to a whole new level. why does she do this? we talked to her owner. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is "good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. >>> and there it is. just two days to go. if the debt limit isn't raised by the time that clock hits zero on tuesday, now, remember, that's the day the u.s. treasury department says it n no longer borrow money to may the in addition's bill, then it could mean economic calamity for the entire country. now, after weeks of wrangling and fa
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
their own loved ones? >>> and caught. after learning of a big shark caught off massachusetts this weekend, our correspondent, face to face in the water. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we begin here with that abc news exclusive. the woman at the center of the storm. the hotel maid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault, is now breaking her silence tonight. just a short time ago, sitting down with abc's robin roberts. the hotel worker says she stands by her story, declaring, god as my witness, i'm telling the truth. for the first time, we see here, and linsey davis is here with what we've heard so far. >> reporter: this is the first time we're seeing her face. perhaps you've never heard her name before. nafissatou diallo is the woman we simply came to know as the hotel maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of attempted rape. she's ending her silence with an exclusive tv interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. why now? "i never want to be in public," she says, "but i have no choice. now i have to be in public. i
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
? >> ramifications everywhere. why is the president pushing for that big deal when they can't seem to agree on any deal. >> reporter: the president sees this as an opportunity to get something done, make a significant debt in the deficit. it doesn't get any easier down the road but peggy and daniel, everybody in washington has their eye os on the political calendar. next we're is the presidential year and every member of congress is up for re-election. it would be a lot harder if they did a short-term deal and do it all over again. the president doesn't want it to happen before election day and doesn't want a lame duck congress to deal with this. much better if they can get one that goes through early 20134 but at this point it's impossible to just get a deal. >> you heard him emphasize let's get this done, why delay the pain. abc's karen travers, thank you very much. >> the summer is here and the living ain't easy. blistering heat with nearly two dozen states under advisory or warnings. >> many shot into tripleigits shattering more record highs and the drought in texas and oklahoma is so severe r
. >>> hewlett-packard is trying to make a big splash with its new touch pad tablet computer. you can find the touch pad in stores today. "usa today's" ed banks says it has too few apps, also too many glitches, but he did find real positives. >> the standout feature is web os. originally developed for the palm prix. this is a playing card metaphor where all the apps and tasks you're running appear as playing cards. when you're done you flick it off the screen. it's easy to switch among them. >> hp is deploying workers to best buy stores to demonstrate how to operate the turn pad. >>> smaller regional chains fare better than nationally known giants in "consumer reports" new ranking. mcdonald's burgers came in dead last. the survey said in and out had the best burgers, chipotle had the best mexican food. is it wrong that story made me hungry? >> mcdonald's fries, got to say. >> they're pretty good. >>> coming up next, never before seen images from the wreck of the "titanic." >> not what you'd expect to find or want to find on your next flight. a scorpion on the plane. where's samuel l. jacks
by 1.3% during the last three months. a big disappointment, half of what economists say we need to see i drop in the unemployment rate. >> one of the big problem with the jobs picture is the confidence gap. all of the traditional fundamentals that tend to drive better hiring, none of that has translated into robust job growth. >> reporter: to top it all off, it's not exactly a confidence booster to hear for the first time the richest country in the world is sitting on less cash than apple computer. they are lococd in their high stakes game of chicken. >> it is maddening to a lot of people, particularly when they watch markets go into a period of volatility driven by what is happening in washington. that affects their pocketbooks on eye day to day basis. >> reporter: late night economics are at their wits end too. >> our fearless leaders fighting like a hoard of brides in filene's basement. >> reporter: 9 news describing our debt battle as dangerously irresponsible. bill weissman runs a furniture business in massachusetts and is feeling the firsthand uncertainty of the political gridloc
. we'll get back to the b b breaking news this morning. the big question in the casey anthony case, can she cash in, make hundreds of thousands of dollars with books, movies and appearances now that she is a program come? it has happened before. >> and the new god squad debuts. a priest and rap byes give us their take on the top stories of the week. >> and hot date. mila kunis, accepted an offer to go out with a marine. justin timberlake gives his response to the same response from a female marine. see what he said coming up. vo: transformers are back... ...and so is the bacon cheddar ranch tendercrisp at burger king. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down. get it before it's gone. and see "transformers: dark of the moon" now in theaters. a bododat rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay
up enough votes to pass it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of usus will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everything. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man who is turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains h h he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on the chicago board of trade to settle a massive gambling de
news, although not happy family news, j. lo and marc anthony, that was the big announcement heard round the world. they split. saying that it was a painful time but you know what he said, though, at a concert in colombia? they're saying i'm single, he's laughing about it, somewhat flirting with some of the ladies in the audience. >> he's calling them members of the audience, mamacita, hot mama. is that really appropriate? >> you've got to jump right back, get right back on that horse. j. lo, i'm not exactly concerned about her future. >> they have children. >> they do. >> i find it kind of sad. >>> when we come back, it was movie magic at the box office. >> that's right. you're watching "world news n " now." [ female announcer ] firm skin would be easy without gravity. with olay challenge that. regenerist day and night duo. the uv lotion helps protect skin and firms during the day. the cream hydrates to firm at night. gravity doesn't stand a chance. regenerist, from olay. >>> here some are stories to watch today on abc news. general david petraeus hans over nato command in afghanistan
by the way. >> i'm happy to hear about that. that is a big fella, that little guy. >> mom deserves all the rest and support she can get. >> whatever she wants to eat or drink too, by the way. >> yeah, put your feet up. >> after that, really. got a lot of hair, too. handsome little tyke. we'll be back with more worlds now now. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans... exclusively endorsed by aarp. when you call now, you'll get this free information kit... with all you need to enroll. put their trust in aarp p medicare supplement in
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
station pandora recently hit a big milestone. the site has reached 100 million listeners. according to pandora's blog 36 million of those consumers are monthly active users. radio station plans to celebrate by launching a flash free redesigned site. it's expected to be available for those 100 million users within the next few weeks. >>> you think new york city is expensive. if you're looking for the world's most expensive city, you need to turn to the continent. global consulting firm mercer says la was today in the african nation of angola is the priciest city in the world. on average you'll pay 28 u. s. dollars for a new cd. or 20 bucks for a club sandwich and a soda. if you're looking you're looking to rent you'll pay $7,000 a month for a two bedroom apartment. coming in at number 2 is tokyo followed by another african city. new york remains the costliest american city but it's ranked 32nd worldwide. >> that is a surprise. >>> well, casey anthony is set to get out of jail this weekend. but her legal battles aren't over yet. why a texas company wants her to pay up more than $10
holding at 65. and in the confines of the dc -- d.c. beltway they are holding at 71. big contrast in temperatures and i will tell you, i would rather be out in the country with fresh cool air a nice morning and we will warm up once we get the sun up in a half-hour's time frame. clear skies this morning and we will look for a few high clouds mixed in this afternoon. but overall, we will heat it up a little bit. yesterday it was 86 and pushing 89 and we will talk about the 90s this weekend coming up. hereton yo with a -- -- here's tonya with traffic. >> reporter: no major incidents on the highway. we are going to look at 50 at sandy point. we have our commuters moving westbound towards annapolis. that's where most of the traffic is now. we have a few smart people going eastbound getting an early start at the toll plaza to go to the eastern shore. we have some construction that has been wrapped up. 359 northbound at mlk is flowing free lee. -- 395 northbound at mlk flowing freely. >>> a big surprise for a group who were snorkeling off the coast of south florida. they spotted a whale
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felt on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement t
in these camps. if your big focus is on food, and that has to be the number one problem here, you can give money to the world food program. they're feeding people in these camps right now. if your focus is on medical support and people arriving with common infections and things like measle, you can give money to doctors without borders.s. they're vaccinating, providing care, in the camps. if you just want to make sure the camps survive, you can give money to the international rescue committee. they're working in the camp we just saw. >> you have vetted the organizations for the amount of money they senento the region and actually put on the ground and the amount they give to organizations? >> that's so important. you want to make sure they have low overhead. these all do. these camps are doing great work. the problem's not going away soon. the soonest they predict there will be rain in somalia will be october. i've put on the web more information about these sites as well as others i think are doing a terrific job. abcnews.c abcnews.com/help. >> so check out dr. besser's recommendations for help
>>> tonight on "world news," big broil. the record heat, 90 million people sweltering. parts of texas turning back into a dust bowl. not enough water for the cattle. >>> double dare. with the economy on the brink over the debt talk, the president warns social security checks could be in jeopardy, as republicans claim they now have a last ditch plan. >>> jay see dugard. tonight, neighbors who saw the backyard where she was being held, speak out about what they wish they had done. >>> and, our made in america summer. an army of families showing you the one thing they bought and love to help create american jobs. >>> good evening to you. and here is how it looks and feels in temperatures as high as 105 degrees in america tonight. 90 million americans sweltering. record-breaking heat across the country. and look at that. temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, and there is drought so bad, cattle farmers are making very tough choices. that is the map. half of the country in the sweltering heat tonight, and abc's steve osunsami is in atlanta to report for us. >> reporter: across no
rising star sent to the hospital. how governor chris christie is coping. >>> tigegewoods makes a big announcement about his future. [ male announcer ] your favorite show is on or the game or there's an emergency and you need to know so you turn on your local tv and it's gone. right now, congressional action may threaten the local tv you rely on. millions could lose access to free local news. others could lose their hd unless congress protects local tv. tell congress: protect local tv. >>> what if there is a debt default? today the treasury department outlines what will happen at its meeting in new york with 20 of the largest banks which often buy government bonds. bloomberg reports if there is a default, treasury will give priority to making interest payments to bond holders. the u.s. debt crisis is again weighing on asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei average lost 68 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 81. in london the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow fell 62 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 1.5 points. >>> while ford can't make enough of its focus
-thirds of the country again by the end of next week through next weekend. so enjoy the break while it lasts because big-time heat is just days awaw. >> heat bubble. makes it sound much more benign than it actually is. thank you, amber. we'll get back to you more in a little bit. >>> america, by the way is now just over a week away from defaulting on its debt. there's the clock. this morning, there is immense pressure on both parties in washington to cut some sort of deal before the stock market re-opens on monday. there are real fears that there could be a huge sell-off if politicians fail to make some progress today, so let's go straight to abc's david kerley who's been tracking the horse trading throughout the night. david, is there a chance that we will see something today? >> reporter: we will see something today, i am told, by members of the house of representatives that john boehner is going to come up with a framework, some kind of plan to raise the country's debt ceiling, and the pressure is really on boehner right now. he had a meeting last night with other congressional leaders up on the hill
but they are calling to see if the 32-year-old girlfriend's death is suspicious. >>> we know texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hi
bunch" in 1969. critics hated the show but viewers still love it even to this day. the reruns are a big hit. decades later on cable tv. >> a classic moment. >> i hate to laugh at that but it really was. marcia, marcia, marcia! >> these shows did illuminate these struggles teenagers had, albeit in this semi-perfect way. sherwood schwartz died yesterday of intestinal infection, he was 94 years old. >> what a career. he definitely gave a lot of us a lot of joy watching those shows. i think a lot of people consider florence henderson to be america's mom, mrs. brady. >> the characters wind gilligan's island, we talked about how it was a social microcosm, looking at how people of different backgrounds had to get together to figure things out. i would consider myself the professor. >> you would be the perfect professor. >> i think you'd be ginger. >> are you a ginger or a marianne? everybody knows what that vernacular means. >>> take a look at your forecast here now. heat advisories from texas and across much of the southeast. thunderstorms in new orleans, montgomery, and miami. hail and 80 mi
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
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